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How To Handle A Bad Boss

A bad boss may suck out your life in office. It can destroy an otherwise a good work life; and my sympathies for that. However, don’t quit and it is important to stay intact.

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A bad boss may suck out your life in office. It can destroy an otherwise a good work life; and my sympathies for that. However, don’t quit and it is important to stay intact.

Here are ways to handle a bad boss at work:

1. Introspect

First things first. Find out the reason for the bad behaviour. Observe for a few days if he/she is really bad. Try to understand the work done by your boss, and the things they handle. Try to understand their beliefs, things that matter to them and their responsibilities at the top level. When you understand what they are upto and reach their level, you can always go and talk to them about it and frame your thoughts.

2. Support

Support your boss in their success. It may seem awkward to support a bad boss in becoming successful, but locking horns with them may certainly be a bad idea. Always remember, you comprise of the team and the incompetency will not only make the boss look bad, but the whole team will lose its place.

Although, by helping the team pass through the lean patch you will only lay a rock solid foundation for your success. In a workplace, it is the team that achieves success and the whole team has to face failure. SO, better help your boss out and you may start seeing things resolve.

3. Never compromise

Never ever give an excuse for work citing tension from bad boss. Never let work in your way due to lack of support or bad behaviour. Employees generally lose interest in work due to a bad culture, taking longer breaks between work and taking leaves too often. You might feel mentally drained but don’t let it affect work at any cost. Quitting and staying up at home might look like an easy option but it will question your ability to put up with the work and portray you as someone who can’t handle challenges in life. However, if things go out of hand you can always seek help from the top management or Human Resource.

4. Talk to them

Like always. It is always an option, you can always have a chat with your boss trying to find out the gaps and rectify all of them. Don’t fear about the after effects or the impression you will leave on them, but you can always do this for your career. Don’t jump to conclusions too early and another good job may be hard to find. Communication can always lead to good things, and you might be surprised with the results it will fetch. AN option closed might be regretful later, so you can always try to talk and resolve things.

5. Don’t be bullied ever

The last and the most important thing you must do. Don’t respond to critics and yelling. Do the best you can and if it still persists, don’t hesitate in calling your boss a bully. Give your best and feel satisfied about it. Look to understand the situation, ask your queries, and try to tackle difficult situations without letting your emotions out. Plan for the next step:  Always be ready to face questions, plan your work in advance and importantly, keep other job options in your stock.                

              

    


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